This site is the home of the Wakefield Historical Commission, Wakefield, Massachusetts.

Wakefield Historical Commission

Want to purchase a historic home sign for your house?  Click on this link: Historical Commission Marker Flyer 2022 draft


Take a self-guided walking tour of Wakefield!

Questions about Wakefield’s history, or the Wakefield Historical Commission?  You can contact us through the wordpress link or through the Town’s website, or call us at 857-301-8805.

National Register Program in Wakefield

Wakefield’s List of Significant Sites

Discover Wakefield’s Architectural History

Challenges facing Wakefield’s Old Burying Ground.  (***Read the history of the Old Burying Ground.)

Discover Wakefield’s history — visit the website of the Wakefield Historical Society.

NEXT MEETING:  fourth Wednesday of the month, Americal Civic Center, Heritage Room, 7:30 p.m.   

Related Links

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Tax Credit

Economic Impacts of Historic Preservation in Massachusetts

The National Register of Historic Places:  Effects and Benefits of Listing


Hartshorne House Video

This video was written, directed and narrated by Nancy Bertrand and produced with the considerable help of WCAT's Tom Stapleton and Ryan Boyd.